- Publication date:
- NewsBank (260)
- AS Insider went to press, the public-private partnership hub[...]
AS Insider went to press, the public-private partnership hub South West was reaching the financial close on its 1,000th house. Last quarter it completed its 500th home since it diversified into housebuilding four years ago: a terraced townhouse in Irvine, part of the major Towerlands project for North Ayrshire Council being built by Ashleigh Construction.
- Brian Hills has become CEO of The Data Lab, Scotland's inn[...]
Brian Hills has become CEO of The Data Lab, Scotland's innovation centre for data and AI. Hills was made interim CEO following the departure of Gillian Docherty OBE in January this year, who left to take up the role of chief commercial officer at Strathclyde University.
- CHRIS McGILL Shepherd and Wedderburn
QA global pandemic, volatile stock market, rising cost of living and inflation… how are these affecting wealth management?
- Conflict in Ukraine bumps up cost of wheat, barley and cooking oils
UKRAINE is the No1 exporter of sunflower oil, the second largest producer of barley and the fourth largest producer of potatoes. Ukraine and Russia make up over a quarter of global wheat exports, 80% of sunflower seed exports and over 40% for barley.
- FUTUREX joy for Darcey Quigley
Entrepreneur Lynne Darcey Quigley, founder of start-up Know-it, has pitched her Scottish business success in Silicon Valley after winning the FutureX's Startup Summit competition.
- HOW TO STOP SOLAR FLARES DISRUPTING OUR FUTURE ELECTRIC POWER GRID
EVER heard of the Carrington Event of 1859 and the G scale? It is the largest recorded account of a geomagnetic storm and it knocked out the telegraph systems creating fires, electrical shocks and widespread disruption.
- Louise lands ports job after Kickstart Scheme success
Louise Logan, who began a paid sixmonth traineeship last year with Forth Ports as part of the UK Government's Kickstart work programme to help outof-work 16 to 24-year-olds, has become the newest operations administrator at the port of Grangemouth.
- SWIFT POLICY CHANGES ARE CRUCIAL TO POWERING OFFSHORE WIND GOALS
The British energy security strategy published by the UK Government on 7 April 2022 reasserted the key role that offshore wind must play if we are to achieve the overarching objective of providing"clean, affordable, secure power to the people for generations to come".
- There is always a tinge of sadness when another venerable Sc[...]
There is always a tinge of sadness when another venerable Scottish-built business is taken over by an overseas company and headquarters north of the Border are lost.
- WORKER ENGAGEMENT ESSENTIAL IN DELIVERING ESG
As employers continue to raise their commitment towards ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues, we're seeing an increased focus from businesses and organisations to align their workers to this agenda.
- THE BUSINESS WISHLIST IS NOW BECOMING A REALITY
rise. Coronavirus has encouraged many of us to shop more locally and ethically than in pre-pandemic times. We also see this reflected in the investment decisions being made by an increasing number of our customers."...
- Beeks hits peaks as RBS owner awaits dirty cash blunder fine
It's a tale of f inancial services companies which makes the news in the Insider's review of Scotland's listed companies. While NatWest Group, market cap £26bn, the taxpayer-owned High Street bank still known to most in Scotland as the Royal Bank of Scotland, admitted a criminal breach in its money ...
- Activity stopped in its tracks - but not for long
WHEN the seriousness of the pandemic began to dawn early last year, prospects for Scotland's dealmakers looked decidedly bleak....
- RECIPE FOR SUCCESS PASSED ON TO UPCOMING TALENT
Insider has spotted many Rising Stars over its 37-year history and interestingly one company which we highlighted back in 2006 is now one of the most admired by this year's talented batch....
- MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF A NET-ZERO REVOLUTION
- Companies flout flexible working
Three in four job adverts in Scotland still offer no flexible working options despite pandemic-induced major changes in ways of working....
- Lobby row over consultancy appointment
CHARLOTTE Street Partners, the Edinburgh-based strategic consultancy has fallen foul of trade body the Association of Scottish Public Affairs (ASPA)....
- ACTIVITY BOUNCES BACK TO DEFY FORECASTS
With the ink drying on the Brexit trade deal and the vaccination programme getting into full swing, Scotland's dealmakers benefited from the growing appetite for corporate activity seen in many boardrooms during the first quarter of the year....
- Dark cloud of health crisis can have a green lining
- NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN THE LOW-CARBON DREAM INTO A REALITY